The foundation of most of my work is spiritual deliverance, better known to some as exorcism. My work in this area includes helping individuals, alive or dead. I help to release and balance the negative energy or demonic entities possessing their soul or auric bodies to allow the light of The Holy Spirit to permeate them. It’s not unlike changing your thoughts from negative to positive, but the scale is more dynamic. The true essence of the rite of exorcism or spiritual deliverance work is the removal of fear so that Divine Love can prevail, purely and simply. Then that soul—in body or out of body—is free to live and prosper in the Light of the Divine. Jesus never healed or exorcised anyone by first asking what he or she believed. He did not demand that anyone believe in a certain way to be set free. He laid hands on anyone who asked or on anyone to whom the Holy Spirit directed him. His intention was to awaken the living breath of God within and open the afflicted ones’ hearts to the truth that they were indeed the children of the highest. My work with deliverance also extends to the spirit world helping earthbound souls into the Light. Hauntings, ghosts and certain paranormal activities are signs that a soul or souls have lost their way to the Light and are in need of a guide. Spiritual Deliverance can be a powerful helping hand on the way home to Spirit. There are many reasons why a soul gets earthbound after death. Violent deaths, accidents, suicide and even the need for money and fame can keep a soul stuck between worlds. Helping a soul realize what had happened to them and helping them find the Light can transform their fear into Divine Love. Seeing this revelation can literally lighten an earthbound soul up and guide them home.
When it comes to spirit attachments these earthbound spiritual energies do not inhabit the body so much as they reside in the energy fields surrounding the body as talked about in part one of this blog. They gain access to us through various phobias, addictions, or confused psychological states. Christian mystics referred to our fears, addictions, and phobias as access points or open doors by which these lost spirit energies might possess us. Demonic possession on the other hand is another level of dark attachment. Demons can posses the spiritual body as well as inhabit the physical body of not exorcised. Demons are in-human spirits with a range of supernatural powers. Beyond their dark service, the power of the Holy Spirit sill prevails. My intention for this blog is not to frighten you but to strengthen you. I’m not talking about this type of spiritual dynamic to introduce a sense of paranormal spookiness. Instead, I want to reinforce how powerful you are and emphasize the importance of maintaining your spiritual stamina. If we don’t use our spiritual power anointed by the Holy Spirit to balance our lives, then we are susceptible to our own inner chaos as well as the energies of chaos that are attracted to our dysfunctions. Remember that like attracts like. What we think, we attract. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
It's not only our thoughts, addictions and emotions that might attract spirit possession. Involving yourself in certain situations or dangerous practices can make you more spiritually vulnerable. Some of these key points might surprise you, but some wont. I have encountered spirit attachments and full-blown demonic possession from every one of these listed cautions.
How do you keep your energy high, banishing any negative energy that might be affecting you? The first line of defense is learning to keep your thoughts and emotions in check and aways on God’s Divine Love. Always do your best to catch your thoughts when they are directed by fear. Notice them and rethink them into more loving perspectives. You are always the director of how you think and perceive the world. Thoughts are truly things, as you have read so far. Also, do you best to stay away from the above-mentioned list of paranormal dangers. If you are a personal who discovers that they are gifted with mediumship abilities, locate a christian spiritual medium with good references to help you structure and protect your gift. Always ask if they are guided by the Holy Spirit and believe in the redeeming power of the Christ Light. If the medium is not a believer in the demonic, get up and walk out. Those types of mediums and spiritualists who are all “love and light” are wide open to the dark side’s manipulation. I'm not judging these people, just their reckless actions. I don't know about you, but swimming with the sharks without a shark cage is not my thing. Know that by living your life from the spiritual power within, you are always protected and blessed by the Christ Light and presence of the Divine. It’s only in the forgetting of our divine natures that we open a door to our own self-induced negativity. It’s only in the prolonging of our unconscious reality by the choices we make that we digress even further to invite outside negativity, as well. Fear and Love always rest on your power of choice.
When you are feeling low in energy and not in harmony with your spirit, a simple affirmative prayer may open your mind and heart to catch the thoughts of God. When you are having a disappointing day and thinking loving thoughts seems to be a chore, just ask the Holy Spirit to help you open to God’s presence. God... bring peace to my mind, peace to my heart, peace to my body and peace to my emotions.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A few words with the intent of Divine Love behind them can change everything. We can take our power back by not reacting to people who indulge in their own self-pity or negativity. We ca walk away from them or maintain our spiritual armor so that we are not affected by anything they say. We are powerful. There is great truth in the affirmation from the Unity Church: “Nothing disturbs the calm peace of my soul.” The more we hold tightly to that thought, the less we will draw to us any negative energy. We live in a world that is inhabited by both the living and the dead. Some of them are peaceful beings and some are not as peaceful. The first thing to remember if you encounter negativity is that you are a child of God. Nothing can harm you when you are standing strong in that truth. You have the divine power to dispel negativity and banish it from your personal energy, home, and family
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
© Darrin W. Owens
Just as we have a physical body, we also have a spiritual body. The energy body is what is affected when it comes to spiritual attachments or full-blown demonic possession. Our spiritual energy body vibrates an energy that surrounds our body, which is called the aura. The human aura is a field of subtle, luminous emission that surrounds us and extends outward from our physical form. Auras are related to the electromagnetic field of the body and serve as a visual measure of our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual states. When I’m working with clients and sense their auric energy, there are times when I can detect like radar an alien energy hovering near or even rooted in their aura. Dark murky-colored orbs or splotches may show up. At times, a pure, concentrated blackness like the silhouette of a human form may be present in the aura. Think of it this way: the attachment of a spirit is like finding a spider crawling on your leg while possession is like discovering the spider bites on that leg. Most of the time, our spiritual body and its auric field are rotating all the colors of the rainbow, depending on our emotional and mental states.
Also, if we are fueling our own negativity, the bright rainbow colors may become faded and dark. When our aura is affected by our own self-induced emotions, the energy still looks like part of a painting. When the aura is affected by an outside source, something does not look right; there is a part of the painting that should not be there. The energy feels dislocated and has a mind of its own. Regarding spirit attachments, a soul that is lost or earthbound attaches to the outside of a person’s living aura and it hovers. It wants to hang out with the person like a fly that won’t go away. The soul that has not yet found its way through the Light to the Spirit Realm continues to desire life on this physical plane. So, it begins to live your life with you! Unfortunately, the longer the soul attaches to your energy, the more it can drain away your life force. You, the living victim, may exhibit great fatigue, physical ailments that have no reason to be present, and confusion or emotional states and thoughts that are not yours. Spirit attachments usually begin at the upper part of the aura near the head and shoulders. The closer the earthbound attachment becomes and the deeper it’s allowed to invade, the more the victim becomes like that outside intelligence. Spirit attachment does not always occur on purpose.
Through loneliness, addiction, fear, or even a displaced love, a spirit might attach to a living person. It desires the feeling of life and a chance to live once again in the physical realms. Sometimes by mistake, the spirit entity attaches to a living person it has been hanging around and will not realize that it is affecting the victim adversely. Demonic possession, on the other hand, occurs absolutely on purpose with the intent to disempower the victim and crush his or her soul. Demonic possession starts at the very bottom of the auric field, seeping its way into the root chakra area of a human being. It’s like pure, concentrated blackness or even a deep, dark red energy that worms its way up the energy anatomy until it has possessed the entire being. The demonic spirit “wants in”—it wants to be inside the mental, emotional, and physical body until it can overcome the spiritual body—and then it devours the victim until there is nothing left.
In dealing with demonic spirits, it’s best to contact a trained exorcist who is skilled in these matters. Do not ever challenge a demon! Below are a few signs of demonic interference and invasion.
Please note that demons can be invoked in the same manner as the angelic powers. If you use your powers of invocation to summon forth demons to do your bidding, be ready to pay the piper, and be ready for the chance to have your head bitten off, too! Demons always start their campaigns of possessing a human with the use of mental and emotional manipulation. Depending on the person, they may begin to insert thoughts of powerfulness, egotism, and self-inflation. A soul who has weakened its energy because of envy and a lust for power provides an open door for a demon to strike a deal with that soul. Also, demons go after those who are very psychic and spiritually attuned. They do not want any more souls with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be walking the planet, so they try to infuse them with feelings of loneliness, despair, and even suicide. Let me remind you that keeping your spiritual light bright is the only way to ward off these negative energies. Working on your thought power focused on God—staying strong like a steel trap in the Christ Light—is an essential practice.
© Darrin W. Owens
Many years ago, I worked for a large, retail bookstore. One night after work, I decided to spend some time with co-workers while enjoying coffee lattes. We were seated out on the storefront patio. As we sipped our coffee, we all agreed that a hot drink was a bad idea. It was a humid summer night, and the air seemed thick with perspiration. At this point, I had remained quiet about my psychic training with mediumship and exorcism. I acted a “normal” as possible. As my colleagues chatted, my attention was broken when I noticed a tall young man with blazing red bushy hair, dressed in black, walking into the front of the bookstore. I noticed him because he seemed determined about something, and I felt a strange twist in my stomach. I knew that the strange energy emanated from him. When I turned my attention back to my group, I noticed that they had embarked on a political conversation. I opted out of the discussion and closed my eyes while sipping slowly from my latte. My eyes had been closed for just a few seconds when I felt an immense amount of heat and heaviness next to me. This time, I knew that it was not the humidity. I looked up and was startled to see that the red-haired young man whom I had seen earlier was now standing right next to me. I spit my latte all over myself with a gasp. I looked over at my co-workers, but they were oblivious to anything else as they continued their discussion regarding the merits of Republicans versus the Democrats.
I looked up again and saw that this young man was almost in tears. He gazed down at me with hopeless, dark brown—almost black—eyes. “Can I help you?” I said. “Yes,” he answered sternly. “They say you can help me.” He looked like he was frozen in his tracks and unable to move. I got up. “Oh, okay, do you need help with finding a book? I’m off the clock, but I will help you find something.” “No,” he exclaimed, “they said you can help me!” His voice rose to a deep, guttural kind of sound. Oh, great, I thought. They? I looked over and noticed that my friends were still in their own little world and paying no attention to the two of us. I had a feeling that this request was not about locating a book and that it was about to become very interesting. I led him over to an empty corner of the patio. He could barely walk and became sweaty and shaky. “Help me, please!” He whispered. “Okay,” I said. I began receiving psychic impressions from him. I saw massive amounts of darkness and negative thought-forms covering him completely. His energy looked like that of a plague victim. I knew he had opened himself up to it and was playing around with dark occult magic. He had opened a window and an in-human entity had entered. I saw cuts and teeth marks on his wrist. “You’re into vampirism,” I stated. He looked up and held out his arms. “Yes,” he said.
I saw images of him as he was initiated into a vampire cult. He truly did not realize what he had summoned. But he wanted power, and this kind of energy was his way to get it. The dark archetype of the vampire was invoked, plus some other diabolical elements that I don’t want to describe here. The images flooded through my mind like a movie. I could see that his life had been a rough one. Being abandoned by his father and having had a drug-addicted mother had been challenging. His life review showed me the many reasons why this soul had stepped off the path with God. I was snapped back into the present moment as the young man’s voice commanded my attention again. “The voices said you can help me. I want out. I want to be free.” His voice was shaky; he could barely utter the words. Whatever energy he had invoked did not want to let him go. Because of his desire to change and his prayer for help, divine guidance pierced the darkness and delivered him to my doorstep—surprise, surprise. Even now, no one was looking our way. It seemed as though we were in an invisible bubble. At this point, my whole body was vibrating, and I jumped into “slayer,” mode, I guess. I looked him in the eye: “Will you open yourself for a prayer of release and purification?” “Yes,” he said. “Are you willing to let this energy go?” I asked. “Yes,” he said, but I could see that it was getting harder for him to speak. Mercy, what if he starts spitting out pea soup, I thought with apprehension. I laid my hand on his forehead and I began to invoke the Holy Spirit. “Come, Holy Spirit,” I proclaimed loudly. He suddenly fell to his knees.
“Come, Holy Spirit and banish the oppressor, through the power of Jesus Christ.” I then called for the protective guidance of the Archangel Michael and his Legions to help banish this entity and all its intricacies. I thought the kid was going into convulsions. I continued on and on with the prayers. He was still on his knees when he suddenly stopped shaking. I could feel the heaviness of his energy clear up and lighten. I was glad he did not scream, curse, or vomit. Overall, it was a somewhat uneventful deliverance, not like a Hollywood movie at all. Thank God! I helped him up. I looked at him, and said, “Will you play with fire again?” “No,” he said. “I’m sorry.” I knew he was apologizing to himself as well. His voice was stronger. He continued, “They were right: you did help me. Thank you.” “No problem. I’m just your friendly neighborhood vampire slayer,” I said with a nervous laugh. As he looked at me, I realized how beautiful and light his eyes were. They were a royal blue and almost iridescent. Amazing, I thought. I remembered that before the deliverance, they were dark brown, almost black. He turned around and walked into the night. I never saw him again. “What in the holy hell had just happened?” I said aloud. I walked over to the table where my co-workers’ conversation had changed to the subject of human rights and animal rights. “Hello!” I shouted. “Did you see what just happened?” “No,” one colleague exclaimed. “We were wondering where you went?” “Went? I was just over there,” and I pointed to the corner of the patio where other people were now seated. “Didn’t you see the tall guy with bushy red hair?” Both individuals looked at me with blank stares. “Darrin, you told us you were going to the bathroom. That was over a half hour ago. We were about to go find you.” “What?” I said—and then stopped. I realized what had happened. No one was meant to see what had just transpired. “Never mind,” I said, with a sigh, and sat down. They quickly went on with their discussion. I sipped on my cold latte.
What a story, yes? I’m still flabbergasted every time I think back on it. My initiation into spiritual deliverance work proved to me that no matter how we let ourselves explore the dark side, there is always a pinpoint of light somewhere shining within us to guide us home. This story also points to the fact that we are affected by the energy and intention of the choices we make, good or bad. In the case of this young man, he had chosen to open the window to dark forces and elements of the demonic. He became overcome by their influence due to his willing participation. His experience was a dramatic example of how the supernatural affect us, based on the doors we choose to open. By choosing differently, this young man turned his life around to the acceptance of his true nature as a child of God. Remember that any religion, ritual, or practice that calls for you to dishonor your spiritual integrity causes the separation of you from your spiritual power. My spiritual deliverance work has shown me the negative results from the use of black magic and practices of negatively centered rituals. They never reap the benefits of true power, which is divine power. You reap only what you sow, and negative energy attracts negative energy. When you have not firmed up your spiritual foundation, it’s easy to search for power and acceptance from something outside of yourself. This young man finally discovered what he was truly made of, and I hope he continues to live with the divine privilege of authentic spiritual power with God.
© Darrin W. Owens